My reply was mainly to this:
pkalen wrote:I thought it was rule number one to match the project properties to the source video.
However I have also found that the "Snapshots" done by VS X4 are a little bizarre. I have an HD video clip, the properties are:
Now if I Take a Snapshot
, in Project Mode
, ie; the clip is not selected at the time, the image resolution is:
If I take the snapshot in Clip Mode
, the clip is selected at the time, the resulting resolution is:
So the Freeze Frame
image would match that of the video clip. It just must be done with the clip selected, ie; in Clip Mode.
Early on, back with VS 8, I used to be one that firmly believed that the Project Properties and Video clip properties must match. I have long since learned that with VS, the only purpose for that match is Smart Rendering, period, nothing more. We have only AVI and MPEG-2 for setting the project properties. You can't set WMV, RM, or MPEG-2 (non-DVD), MOV as the project properties. The setting, Show message when inserting first video clip
, in the preferences, will only work on a limited number of file types, not just any video file type.